Next on News 7 at Five-
The nation mourns as the remains of ten Americans arrive back on U-S soil-
And nothing but muddy water in the tap for many Lynchburg residents.
A bit of afternoon sun, temperatures were very pleasant. Now clouds are set to roll in for the next few days.
The benefits of birth control pills -- doctors say new evidence proves they prevent more than pregnancy.
And official ceremonies in Radford are going on this evening as a new hospital is christened.
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A somber homecoming for ten Americans killed in Kenya.
The remains of ten Americans arrived at Andrews Air Force Base near Washington.
The caskets draped in the American flag were carried off the plane one by one.
It is a time for the nation to mourn- while the president vowed to fight back against Terrorism.
Jonathan Freed is at Andrews
Air Force base in Maryland-
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((It's the way none of them expected to return home. But it was still a
homecoming filled with honor.
A hangar at Andrews AFB became a place where an America saddened by the
loss of its sons and daughters could pay its respects.
And it became a place where the nation's leadership vowed to strike back
at the terrorists...who claimed the lives of people just doing their duty.
WILLIAM COHEN/SECRETARY OF DEFENSE: THEY DID NOT SERVE AND THEY DID NOT SACRIFICE, THEY DID NOT GIVE THEIR LIVES SO THAT WE COULD
WALK AWAY FROM THIS NEW WORLD THAT THEY WERE HELPING TO BUILD FOR OTHERS.
MADELEINE ALBRIGHT/SECRETARY OF STATE: MAY OUR FALLEN COLLEAGUES AND LOVED ONES BE FOREVER HONORED, FOR WE WILL NEVER CEASE TO
BE PROUD OF THEM. MAY THEY REST IN PEACE, FOR WE WILL NEVER FORGET THEM.
Before the ceremony, the President met with each of the families, and
the White House said he was impressed with their dedication to country,
and struck by their strength in the midst of their sorrow.
CLINTON : NO MATTER WHAT IT TAKES, WE MUST
FIND THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR THESE EVIL ACTS AND SEE THAT JUSTICE IS DONE.
CLINTON: AMERICA WILL NOT RETREAT FROM THE WORLD AND ALL ITS PROMISES NOR SHRINK FROM OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO STAND AGAINST
TERROR AND WITH THE FRIENDS OF FREEDOM EVERYWHERE. WE OWE IT TO THOSE
WE HONOR TODAY.
There was some encouraging news from Africa...where American
investigators believe they may have discovered what's left of the
vehicle that delivered the bomb in Nairobi.
And there is word in Washington that two people being detained in Kenya
may be linked to the explosions
THE STATE DEPARTMENT HAS NOW
ADMITTED THAT THE AMBASSADOR TO KENYA WAS COMPLAINING ABOUT POOR
SECURITY AT HER EMBASSY AS LONG AGO AS LAST DECEMBER. BUT THE
DEPARTMENT SAYS IT JUST DIDN'T HAVE THE MONEY TO DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT.))
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Governor Jim Gilmore's pledging to fix a crisis in Virginia's mental health system.
Tonight, NEWS 7 visits the front line-- and we'll tell you about an amazing solution.
Virginia is caring for some 21-hundred mentally ill patients in 10 hospitals across the state.
A consultant's devastating report, released last month, says a large number could live in the community.
The head of the state's only mental health research unit says "A-typical anti-psychotic" drugs, available since 1990, would make that possible now.
They simply cost too much for state budgets to fund.
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((DR. MIKE SHUTTY/WESTERN STATE HOSPITAL: AND SO THERE ARE A LOT OF FOLKS WHO HAVE HIGH LEVELS OF SUBJECTIVE SUFFERING, AND WHO HAVE A LOT OF SYMPTOMS. BUT BECAUSE THEY'RE NOT VIOLENT, OR AT RISK FOR HURTING THEMSELVES, THEN THEY MAY NOT GET THE MEDICATION, WHEN IN FACT IT WOULD GREATLY IMPROVE THEIR QUALITY OF LIFE.))
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Coming up at six, we'll have the first of two special reports on fixing the mental health crisis.[5-SVMHI]
One recommendation in the controversial consultant's report is to shut down the Southern Virginia Mental Health Institute in Danville.
That news is NOT sitting well with the mother of a former patient.
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Christy Hubley joins us live our Danville newsroom to tell us why.
Jean, Pat Martens is active in a support group at Southern Virginia Mental Health Institute in Danville.
And while her son is no longer a patient there, she's worried about where others will get the help they need if the facility closes.
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(( Pat Martens is thankful for Southern Virginia Mental Health Institute.
Her son Peter spent six months there in 1995 and was treated for depression and schizophrenia.
Without Southern Virginia, the Martens would have had to send Peter to a facility hours away from home.
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((PAT MARTEN/MOTHER OF FORMER PATIENT: IT WOULD CERTAINLY BE VERY VERY DIFFICULT TO HAVE TO THINK ABOUT TRAVELING 3 OR 4 HOURS IN ANY DIRECTION TO RECEIVE THE NECESSARY TREATMENT OR ANY SORT OF TREATMENT.))
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A recent report on state mental health facilities says Southern Virginia is housing patients who could be better served in the community.
Martens says community treatment is an option, but only if state funding is there.
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((PAT MARTENS/MOTHER OF FORMER PATIENT: THAT MEANS THAT THE LEGISLATURE WOULD HAVE TO CONSIDER CHANNELING THOSE FUNDS THAT WOULD GO INTO THE HOSPITAL AND THE STAFFING AT THE HOSPITAL BACK INTO THE COMMUNITY SO THAT THOSE FUNDS WOULD BE AVAILABLE FOR TREATMENT AND FOR PROPER STAFFING TO HANDLE THE TREATMENT IN THE COMMUNITY ITSELF.))
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Martens says she isn't panicking YET about the future of Southern Virginia.
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Jean, Governor Jim Gilmore has appointed a commission to make its own finding about the state mental hospitals-- independent of the recent, controversial report.
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A water main break is causing problems for many Lynchburg residents. We'll have that story next.
And we'll tell you why operators at Luray Caverns have decided it's their time to shine.
On health Check, two more cases of e-coli infection are attributed to a New River Valley day care center.
and Patrick Evans goes to the museum for this week's edition of Growin It.
A Danville woman is dead after an early morning car accident.
Police say 24-year old Teresa Moore and two men were driving on Goodyear Boulevard around 2-30 this morning.
The car ran off the road and struck a tree.
Moore was pronounced dead two hours later.
The two men were injured and are recovering in the hospital.
Police do not know yet who was actually driving the car.
No charges have been filed in the accident.
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Thousands of Lynchburg residents turned on their faucets this morning only to find muddy-looking water flowing from their pipes.
Officials say three separate water main breaks yesterday caused a discoloration for about a third of the city's water customers.
The trouble started when the main water line into Lynchburg shattered yesterday afternoon.
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((RAY BOOTH/PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR: WHEN YOU HAVE A LONG DRY SPELL LIKE WE'VE HAD AND THEN ALL OF SUDDEN YOU HAVE A LOT OF RAIN, LIKE THERE WAS OVER FOUR INCHES DURING 24 TO 48 HOURS, AND THE GROUND GETS SATURATED, THESE PIPES CAN MOVE SLIGHTLY IN THE GROUND AND JUST ANY SLIGHT MOVEMENT COULD LEAD TO A BREAK.))
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The fire department has been flushing hydrants to help clear up the water.
Repairs should be finished by tonight.
A Shenandoah Valley tourist attraction is celebrating a unique anniversary in an old-fashioned way.
Virginia's Luray Caverns is celebrating an "inch-iversary."
120 years have passed since the world-famous caverns were discovered-- since then, rock structures inside have grown one inch.
Luray officials turned off the electric lights inside and illuminated the caverns with two thousand candles.
Tourists enjoyed the candlelit attraction as settlers would have a century ago.
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((MARLON SESLER/TOURIST:YOU CAN'T IMAGINE WHAT THESE MEN MUST HAVE EXPERIENCED WHEN THEY CAME INTO THIS AREA AND SAW FOR THE FIRST TIME SOME OF THESE FORMATIONS. IT WOULD HAVE BEEN JUST REALLY WORDS CAN'T EXPLAIN IT. IT WOULD HAVE BEEN AWESOME))
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Luray Caverns is located in northern Shenandoah Valley near Skyline Drive about two and a half hours from Roanoke.
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Not everyone would think going to the museum would improve their gardening skills-
But then again not everyone is Patrick Evans.
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Today on Growin' It, you'll get more than just a lesson about plants.
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Patrick Evans joins us from the Salem Museum Herb Garden, where you say that today is as much about history as it is gardening?
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A star for the Dallas Cowboys is going to miss a few games. Mike Stevens will let us know who it is in today's two minute sportsticker.
Today on health check --
What does weight have to do with oral hygiene?
A new study reveals obesity may increase the risk of gum disease.
And Radford Community Hospital is not only getting an entirely new facility, its also getting a new name.
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((SKIP LAMB/V.P. CARILION HEALTH SYSTEMS: WE ACTUALLY HAD BEEN CONSIDERING FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS, CHANGING THE NAME AND WE DECIDED A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO THAT THE APPROPRIATE TIME WAS WITH THE NEW BUILDING SO THAT'S WHY WE'RE DOING THIS TODAY.))
A suspected e-coli outbreak at a Floyd County day care center is spreading -- two more reported cases of bacterial symptoms today brings the total to nine.
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The New River Health Department is investigating all employees and children who have attended the Copper Hill Pre-school since July 17th.
About 33 children are enrolled this summer.
The Health Department is waiting for lab results to determine if, in fact, the illness is linked to E-coli.
Health Department Director Doctor Jody Hershey says he expects some answers by tomorrow at the earliest.
Carilion Radford Community Hospital is making a name for itself.
Hospital officials unveiled the new name of the healthcare facility today.
The New River Valley Medical Center will serve residents of eight counties and the city of Radford.
The new title is symbolic in many ways reflecting the expanding outreach of the hospital.
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((LESTER LAMB/V.P. CARILION HEALTH SYSTEMS: THIS HOSPITAL WAS DESIGNED WITH PATIENT FOCUSED CARE AS THE MAJOR INGREDIENT SO THE LAYOUT AND DESIGN OF THE BUILDING HAS BEEN DONE TO TRY AND BRING SERVICE AS CLOSE TO THE PATIENT AS POSSIBLE IN ADDITION WE JUST HAVE A LOT MORE SQUARE FOOTAGE.))
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The new building is 250-thousand square feet as opposed to 150 in the existing hospital.
Carilion New River Valley Medical Center -- located at the intersection of Route 600 and Interstate 81 is expected to be completed in early 1999.
Japanese researchers say people who are seriously overweight are not only at greater risk for diabetes, heart disease and stroke, they also appear to be more likely to develop gum disease, the most common cause of tooth loss in adults.
The study followed 241 men and women and concluded the risk of periodontitis, or gum disease, increased as body mass index went up.
Subjects who were overweight had more than three times the risk of gum disease compared with the leanest individuals, and those who were obese had eight times the risk.
Obese individuals are more likely to develop adult onset diabetes, a known risk factor for gum disease.
In Sports, Primtime is headed for the sidelines.
With that and news of the P-G-A Championship...here's Mike Stevens.[S5-GOlf]
Welcome folks to the Thursday afternoon ticker that begins on the golf course.
The final major tournament of the year is taking place this week in Washington State, the PGA Championship.
Once upon a time their was a college golfer out west at a university called Stanford who was pretty good.
Guess what he still is.
Tiger Woods shot a four under par round of 66 today to grab the clubhouse lead at this time.
Glen Day has been right with him most of the first round.
But Tiger used four birdies on the back nine to put himself in the lead.
The Winston Cup drivers are in Brooklyn, Michigan for this weekend's Pepsi 400.
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The drivers like South Boston's Jeff Burton like to race at Michigan because of speeds that sometimes go over 190 miles an hour.
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Burton is hoping his Exide Batteries ford is up to speed because he and his crew want to win this weekend's Pepsi 400 on the tough two mile oval.
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[OUT Q=...like to win.]
Qualifying begins at three tomorrow afternoon.
The Dallas Cowboys' scrimmage earlier this week against the New Orleans has turned out to be a costly one.
Cornerback Deion Sanders will likely miss the rest of the preseason after cracking a rib in the scrimmage.
Deion is officially day to day.
His teammate Leon Lett is also out the rest of the exhibition season after injuring his knee against the Saints.
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And if you're a fan of high school football, be sure to mark your calendars for next Friday Night at nine o'clock.
News 7 sports will be presenting a special primetime hour long edition of Friday Football Extra as we celebrate our 15th anniversary.
That's next Friday night August 21st from 9 until 10.
Coming up at six, we'll take a look at Al Clark in action today at practice and check in with one of the international players at this week's Scott Robertson Memorial gofl event at the Roaonoke Country Club.
Take care everybody.
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A California man is using unique methods to teach Roanoke area children to sing.
They will perform tomorrow night at the Raleigh Court United Methodist Church.
As we close today, Photographer Dennis Brown lets us see them in action.
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((RANDAL MCCHESNEY/RICHARDS INSTITUTE: CHOIR THAT'S THE BEST EFFORT YET. THAT'S THE WAY TO SUCCEED IN EVERYTHING YOU DO IN SCHOOL IS TO ADD MORE EFFORT. NEVER GIVE UP.))
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((CHELSEY STARKEY/STUDENT: I LEARNED HOW TO SING MUCH BETTER WITH HIGH ADN LOW NOTES AND OTHER THINGS, LIKE HOW TO HAVE FUN WHILE YOU'RE SINGING INSTEAD OF JUST SINGING AND HOW TO SAY THE WORDS CLEARLY.))
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((KEEP IN MIND. THIS IS BASELINE BEHAVIOR FOR CHILDREN IN SCHOOLS. THIS FOCUS IS WHAT RAISES MATH SCORES.))
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